Ubuntu: How to find Skype main.db in Ubuntu?



Question:

i want search on my skype history is used following link to do so How should I see the skype chat history from the file main.db located at ~/.Skype/SKYPEUSERNAME/?

i have the following configuration

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Skype 5.0.1.1


Solution:1

Config folders are usually hidden in ubuntu, The skype folder is hidden. You need to enable showing them.

Open nautilus (File Manager), press ctrl+h, you will be able to see hidden files/folders. Go to the folder with the name .Skype.

main.db in the below path should have what you are looking for :
.Skype/<skype_account_id>
ex: .Skype/chudasamachirag

You can view this file in a sqlite application, such as SQLiteStudio. (Select Database> Add a database, and give the path of this main.db file)


Solution:2

You will find everything inside /home/{user_name}/.config/skypeforlinux/ directory on 16.04. Let me know if it helps.


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